- President Biden, during his speech at the APEC summit in San Francisco, floated Governor Newsom's name as a potential Presidential candidate. Many analysts have said they believe Newsom has been running a shadow campaign for President in recent months. Biden is set to leave California Friday afternoon. He already met with China's president and today he'll do the same with Mexico's president. The two are expected to talk about migration, the DACA program, fighting synthetic drugs. Click here to read more.
- A new tax is being proposed for Sacramento businesses and is set to go before voters in the spring. Click here to read more.
- Another setback for Sacramento's troubled public radio station CapRadio. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty is withholding $2 million in state taxpayer money from CapRadio, citing concerns over financial mismanagment. Click here to read more.
- Millions of Californians are bracing for utility bills to soar nearly 400-dollars next year. State regulators approved a 13% PG&E bill increase Thursday, only half of what was requested. The company says the money is needed to move underground power lines to help prevent wildfires and meet rising demands for electricity. Customers will pay an extra 30-to-35-dollars more a month starting in January. A much smaller increase will happen again in 2025. Click here to read more.